News & Updates

Instructor Awards

Over the last few months we have had people from Germany, UK, USA and Switzerland achieve instructor status! These are all experienced martial artists who have their own well established and effective approaches. The instructor programs I run are not about getting people to do exactly as I do, but to acknowledge that those who participate understand my general approach, and are people that I would recommend to others wanting to understand the workings of kata in combat. They are all good people who have worked hard, studied deeply, and who really know their stuff!

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NEWS! The bunkai app is here!

Hello Everyone!

I have an app! You need this app! :-)

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Iain Abernethy Residential Courses 2017 (only 6 places available!)

NOW SOLD OUT!

Demand is always high for our residential courses and, as is only right, first refusal is always given to previous attendees. This means that in 2017 only SIX places will be available to new people!

10th to the 13th of February 2017 – Sold out!

23rd to the 26th of June 2017 – Sold out!

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Cla Gleiser 2nd Dan Grading

Congratulations to Cla Gleiser (Switzerland) for recently grading to second dan WCA under Nick Hofele 4th dan WCA (who in turn graded under Iain Abernethy).

The grading took about 2:45 hours and involved kihon, kata, bunkai, pad-work, grappling and life sparring. It was a tough test and we are all very proud of Cla!

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Recent Instructor Awards

Over the last few months a few members of the tribe have achieved instructor awards! These are all experienced martial artists who have their own well established and effective approaches. The instructor programs I run are not about getting people to do exactly as I do, but to acknowledge that those who participate understand my general approach, and are people that I would recommend to others wanting to understand the workings of kata in combat. They are all good folks who know their stuff!

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Iain on Kung-Fu Podcast

I was recently on episode 88 of The Kung Fu Podcast! I hope you enjoy listening to mine and Tim’s wide ranging talk!

All the best,

Iain

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Craig Stuart becomes the first person in Australia to complete Combat Coach Programme to Instructor Level!

Craig Stuart becomes the first person in Australia to complete Combat Coach Programme to Instructor Level!

Craig’s Thoughts:

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Iain on the Karate Cafe podcast!

Check out Iain’s new interview on the Karate Café podcast!

http://karatecafe.com/episode-112-interview-with-iain-abernethy/

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Iain Abernethy 2016 Potential Seminar Dates (Just 7days open in the next 12 months!)

Hi All,

My diary 2016 is looking pretty full so if you are wanting a seminar next year, it’s probably a good idea to act sooner rather than later. At the moment, the following are all that is free for the next 12 months:

14th of February 2016

12th and 13th of March 2016

9th and 10th of April 2016

12th of June 2016

24th of July 2016

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Iain Abernethy Residential Courses 2016 (only 7 places available!)

Demand is always high for our residential courses and, as is only right, first refusal is always given to previous attendees. This means that in 2016 only seven SOLD OUT places will be available to new people!

26th to the 29th of February 2016 – Now sold out!

1st to the 4th of July 2016 – Now sold out!

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Iain and Peter teach in Germany

Last weekend saw Peter Consterdine 9th dan and Iain Abernethy 6th dan teach an open seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. Many WCA members and instructors from Germany and Switzerland were in attendance. It was a really enjoyable weekend with Peter teaching power generation and transitions, and Iain teaching a variety of grappling techniques. Thanks to everyone who attended and a very special thanks to Nick Hofele 4th dan WCA and his team for organising the event and ensuring it was such a great success! A selection of photos can be seen below:

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USA Bunkai Instructor Course

USA BUNKAI INSTRUCTOR COURSE: I’m thinking of holding an introductory Instructors Course in the USA next year if the interest is there. We need a minimum of 14 and there will be a maximum of 18 places. The plan is to tie it in with a seminar in Texas in January 2016 (to keep costs down).

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Practical Karate African Adventure 2016!

In August 2016 we will be running an exclusive 7 day practical karate training camp in Uganda, Africa! Along with the training and comradery, we will also be taking a trip to the top of the breath-taking Murchison Falls, a boat trip on the Nile, and game drives in order to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, antelopes and possibly even lions and leopards in their natural environment!

Just 14 places are available so you need to act quickly if you wish to be part of this amazing opportunity!

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Ask me about my bruises!

The Karate for Life Foundation is a registered not-for-profit corporation whose aim is to promote life skills development and battle HIV/AIDS in Uganda and beyond through the mental and physical training inherent in the practice of the martial arts.

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African Training Camp 2016

We are in the early stages of planning an exclusive 7 day practical karate training camp in Uganda, Africa in 2016! Along with the training and comradery, we will also taking a trip to the top of the breath-taking Murchison Falls, taking a boat trip on the Nile, and taking game drives in order to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, antelopes and possibly even lions and leopards in their natural environment.

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Iain Abernethy on the Hiyaa Podcast!

Hi All,

You may be interested to know that I was recently interviewed by the Hiyaa Podcast! It was a fun conversation and we covered quite a few topics! If you follow the link below you can listen to the podcast online and download it. The podcast is also available via itunes. I hope you enjoy it!#

All the best,

Iain

Episode 62 – Interview with Iain Abernethy

Welcome to Episode Sixty Two of Hiyaa!! THE Martial Arts Podcast – The “that’s not an accent, THIS is an accent” Show

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Introductory Instructors Course in Germany

Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course in Germany

It is now possible to book your place on the first Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course in Germany!

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Kushanku / Kanku / Kong San Koon Bunkai Videos

The recent “Passai page” seems to have been quite popular, so here are all the Kushanku / Kanku / Kong San Koon YouTube videos, to date, on a single page! For a full look at the kata, please check out Bunkai-Jutsu volume 3 (available HERE as a DVD or Downloads).

All the best,

Iain

Opening Bunkai

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John Titchen Open Practical Shotokan Classes in Buckinghamshire

Message from John: I’m opening a new Shotokan Karate club at Sprinters Leisure Centre and Gym in Prestwood Buckinghamshire. This is a good venue with a mirrored studio, large car park and changing facilities.

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/sprinters#/

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Passai / Bassai-Dai Bunkai Videos

Hi All,

I’ve been adding quite a few videos on Passai / Bassai-Dai recently. So I thought I’d post the entirety of our YouTube Passai / Bassai-Dai videos (so far!) on this webpage. Just under half an hour of totally free bunkai! Hopefully, people will find this a useful resource.

All the best,

Iain

 

 

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